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One Tin Soldier The Original Caste (Bell, 1969)

One Tin Soldier was a 1960s counterculture era anti-war song written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and first performed by Canadian pop group The Original Caste. It peaked at #6 in Canada. In early 1970, it hit #34 in the U.S.

A 1971 cover by Coven for the film Billy Jack hit #26 in the U.S. and a 1972 cover by Skeeter Davis hit #4 on the Canadian country chart and #2 on the Canadian adult contemporary chart. It also earned Davis a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal.

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